[Elsnet-list] CFP: International Workshop on Memetic Algorithms (WOMA2009)

Jim Smith James.Smith at uwe.ac.uk
Thu Aug 7 10:59:44 CEST 2008

6th International Workshop on Memetic Algorithms (WOMA 2009)


The next International Workshop on Memetic Algorithms (WOMA 2009), will be
the sixth in a series of workshops dedicated exclusively to Memetic
Algorithms. WOMA 2009 will be held as part of the IEEE Symposium Series on
Computational Intelligence, Nashville Tennessee. The WOMA series is a forum
where the international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors,
that work on aspects related to Memetic algorithms, can engage in fruitful
discussions, learning and contribute to the advancement of this field.
Extended versions of selected papers appearing in previous meetings of WOMA
have been published in edited volumes and in a special issue of Evolutionary


Memetic algorithms (MAs) are evolutionary algorithms that apply a separate
local search process to refine individuals (e.g. improve their fitness by
hill-climbing). These methods are inspired by models of adaptation in
natural systems that combine evolutionary adaptation of populations of
individuals with individual learning within a lifetime. Combining global and
local search is a strategy used by many successful optimization approaches,
and MAs have in fact been recognized as a powerful algorithmic paradigm for
evolutionary computing. From a more general perspective, MAs have been seen
as a useful tool for investigating a range of social and biological


It is the goal of this workshop to push forward our understanding of both
the theory and the deployment of MA. Papers are invited covering areas such
as (but not limited to):

-      designing novel competitive, collaborative and cooperative frameworks
of MAs,

-      analytical and/or theoretical studies that enhance our understanding
on the behaviours of MAs,

-      asymptotic global convergence analyses and/or complexity analyses of

-      understanding what characterizes fit memes,

-      evolution of memes/co-evolution of genes and memes,

-      modelling the replication, spread and evolution of memes,

-      using multiple memes or local searchers or exact methods,

-      adapting the control parameters of MAs, i.e., adaptive MAs,

-      Memetic computing for discrete, continuous and uncertain optimization

-      Memetic computing for computationally expensive optimization

-      Memetic computing for multi-objective optimization,

-      knowledge incorporation in Memetic computing,

-      modelling/simulation of Memetic system,

-       real-world applications of Memetic computing.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of
their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Memetic Computing.


Submission is on-line. Guidelines and information  can be found at


Relevant dates:

                - Submission Due:                                October
31st 208.

                - Notification to Authors:                    November 30th

                - Camera-Ready Papers due:             January 15th 2009

                - Conference:                                       March 30
- April 2, 2009     

                  Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN, USA



More details about the workshop and organisers can be found at: 



More details about the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
can be found at:  http://www.ieee-ssci.org/



Dr Jim Smith 
Reader in Artificial Intelligence 
Department of Computer Science 
University of the West of England 
Bristol          BS16 1QY    UK 
e: james.smith at uwe.ac.uk 
t: +44 (0) 117 3283161 
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